Renewed clashes between Thailand and Cambodia at border

 Renewed clashes between Thailand and Cambodia at border

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BANGKOK (eTN)-It sounds almost like routine. But after a brief two-month lull in creeping fights across the border to the well-know Preah Vihar temple, clashes erupted again yesterday between Thai and Cambodian troops. A statement from Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentions that “Around 06.30-07.00 am, Cambodian troops opened fire and launched heavy weapons, including mortars and artillery, without any provocation, into the area of Ta Kwai Temple and along the Thai-Cambodian border towards Ta Muen Temples, situated in Surin Province.

The Cambodian troops launched these attacks after a Thai Military Patrol Unit encountered armed Cambodian soldiers constructing bunkers in the area of Ta Kwai temple on Thai territory and informed the Cambodian side that such acts clearly violate Thai sovereignty”. Ta Muen and Ta Kwai (Ta Krabey in Cambodia) temples are located 150 km southwest of Preah Vihar.

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